Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bee Envy

By nature, I am not a jealous person. At all. Ever. Except I often have feelings of profound envy when I visit my friend “Ms. W”. She has two things that I actively covet: her kitchen and her backyard bee … Continue reading

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Feels like fall

Today I worked in the raspberries, cutting back the old canes and tying up the new ones. The raspberry supports have been great and I might add a few more clotheslines (lower and higher) to support the shorter and taller … Continue reading

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Filet beans and potatoes

I met my good friend, Mrs. G, at the UBC Farmers Market this morning. She recently gave me some day lilies from her step-father’s garden and have intended to blog about how happy I was about this, but as I … Continue reading

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Planting: a mixture of magic and science

Planting day! This morning I had an inspiring conversation with an experienced gardener who suggested that now is the time to plant fall lettuce and spinach. I checked the lunar phase calendar, and indeed today (August 23) was a most … Continue reading

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Niçoise green beans

Last summer I saw small bags of thin, perfect green beans at Trout Lake.  I picked up a bag to fondle the beans, then put it down again abruptly when I found out the price was $7.00, which was about … Continue reading

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Alpine wildflowers

Yesterday we hiked from the top of the Whistler Gondola, over the Musical Bumps and down Singing Pass trail back to Whistler. Although the hike is generally downhill – you get off the gondola at 1809 m and eventually get … Continue reading

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Sam and Ellie: the perfect guests

Besides gorging oneself on raspberries, one of the best things about having a garden is sharing it with friends. We enjoy having people over in the summer to eat, drink and chill out on the deck. The garden is also … Continue reading

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